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The Flyleaf 



Friends of Fondren Library 



Vol. 53, No. 2 



Summer 2003 




Raymond and Susan Brochstein 
Honored at Friends of Fondren Gala 



A Letter to Friends 



Dear Friends, 

As my year as president draws to a close, I realize the great debt I 
owe to the entire Friends of Fondren Library board. What a remark- 
able group of people! We have had a great time throughout the year 
and have several successful events to boast of this spring. 

In February, Charles Maynard chaired and presided over the Rice 
Authors' panel. Other panelists were Earl Black, Alan Grob, and Ed 
Whalen. Charles, with his dry wit, is always the perfect moderator. 

The gala on April 26th, honoring Susan and Raymond Brochstein, 
was a truly elegant affair and was our second largest fund-raising 
event ever. Many thanks to Vicky and Lucas Elliot for chairing the 
event. Thanks also go to our long-time auctioneer Malcolm Gillis and 
to first-timer John Wolf, both of whom had the crowd in stitches. 

The Association of Rice Alumni honored two of our board mem- 
bers on May 10, confirming what we already knew of their distinc- 
tion and extraordinary service to Rice. Texas Anderson received the 
Meritorious Service Award and John Wolf, the Distinguished Alumni 
Award. 

Georganna Barnes and Preston Frazier chaired the annual meet- 
ing on May 20th. Our post-dinner speaker, King Walters, discussed 
how scientists utilize the library and the new ways in which the library 
meets the needs of those scientists. Preston's test-tube centerpieces 
were a great hit. . . a wonderful way to finish up the year! 

We will greatly miss the four board members who are retiring this 
summer: Texas Anderson, Georganna Barnes, Mary Catherine Miller 
and Michelle Shedd. These women have all contributed countless 
hours to the work of this hands-on board. 

Finally, we welcomed one new member to the board this spring: 
Elizabeth Gillis, who hit the deck running! She lined up many of 
the auction items for the gala and arrived early Saturday morning to 
decorate, set up the auction display and place bookmarks in the pro- 
grams. 

We all look forward to another great year with Robins Brice as the 
new president of the Friends. 

Sincerelv, 



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Karen Hess Rogers 




Fondren Library 

Founded under the charter 
of the university dated May 18, 
1891, the library was established 
in 1913. Its present building was 
dedicated November 4, 1949, 
and rededicated in 1969 after a 
substantial addition, both made 
possible by gifts of Ella F. Fon- 
dren, her children, and the Fon- 
dren Foundation and Trust as a 
tribute to Walter William Fon- 
dren. The library celebrated its 
half-millionth volume in 1965 
and its one-millionth volume on 
April 22, 1979. 

The Friends 

The Friends of Fondren Li- 
brary was founded in 1950 as 
an association of library sup- 
porters interested in increasing 
and making better known the 
resources of Fondren Library 
at Rice University. The Friends, 
through members' contributions 
and sponsorship of a program of 
memorials and honor gifts, se- 
cure gifts and bequests, and pro- 
vide funds for the purchase of 
rare books, manuscripts, and 
other materials that are need- 
ed to support teaching and re- 
search at the university. 

The Flyleaf 

Founded October, 1950, The 
Flyleafis published by the Friends 
of Fondren Library, MS - 245, 
Rice University, P.O. Box 1892, 
Houston, Texas 77251-1892. 
The Flyleafis a record of the activ- 
ities of the Friends, the Fondren 
Library, and the generosity of 
the library's supporters. The Fly- 
leaf is published three times in 
each academic calendar year 
and is also available online at 
the Friends of Fondren web site 
at http://ruf.rice. edu/~fofl/. 




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Editors: 

Dr. John E. Wolf, Jr. 

Vice President, Publications 

Mary Bixby 

Photographs: 

Tommy LaVergne 

Mary Bixby 

Layout: 
University Publications 



Contents 

2003 Book Sale Page 4 

Friends Honor 2002 Rice Authors Page 5 

FOFL Announces 2003 Guest Lecturer Page 9 

Friends of Fondren Gala Page 10 

Treasures In The Attic PartV Page 17 

Bookmark Page 19 

Friends of Fondren Membership Page 21 

Gifts to Fondren Library Page 23 

Looking Ahead Page 28 



Board of Directors 2002-2003 



Officers 

Karen Hess Rogers, President 
Kyle Allen Frazier, Vice President, 

Membership 
John E. Wolf, Jr., M.D. Vice President, 

Publications 
Iris Lytle Ballew 
Alan Harris Bath 
Lucas T. Elliot 
Edward B. "Teddy" Adams 

Vice Presidents, Special Events 
Lee Chatham Seureau, Secretary 
Robins Brice, Treasurer 



Directors 

Texas Anderson, Ph.D. 

Georganna Allen Barnes 

John W. Brice 

Elisa Macia Donovan 

Lee Duggan, Jr. 

Preston J. Frazier 

Elizabeth Gillis 

Mrs. Pamela S. Giraud 

Frances Heyne 

Mrs. Thomas W. Houghton 

Frank G.Jones 

Margaret Jordan, Ph.D. 



Harriet Calvin Latimer 
Charles D. Maynard, Jr. 
Bonnie Bryan Mayor 
Mary Catherine Miller 
David L. Minter, Ph.D 
Robert L. Patten, Ph.D. 
Shirley R. Redwine 
John C. Ribble, M.D. 
Cathryn Rodd Selman 
Michelle M. Shedd 
Pamela Riley Smith 
Mary Ellen Wilson 



Ex Officio 

Eugene H. Levy, Ph.D., Provost 

Charles Henry, Ph.D., Vice President and Chief Information Officer 
John B. Boles, Ph.D., Chairman, University Committee on the Library 
Mary D. Bixby, Executive Director 



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2003 Book Sale 



Teddy Adams, event chairman, 
announced The Friends ofFon- 
dren Library Book Sale will be 
held October 24-26, 2003, in the 
Grand Hall, Rice Memorial Cen- 
ter. The scheduled hours are listed 
below: 

Friday, October 24 

Members' Preview Book Sale 

and Reception 

5:00 p.m. -9:00 p.m. 

(Open to members of the Friends, 
Rice faculty and staff only) 

Saturday, October 25 

Book Sale 

9:30 a.m. -5:30 p.m. 

Sunday, October 26 

Book Sale 

1:00 p.m. -5:00 p.m. 

The Friends have been col- 
lecting, sorting, pricing, and 
boxing books for almost two 
years in preparation for this 
much-anticipated event. Shop- 
pers will find fiction, poetry, 
history, science, cookbooks, 
science fiction, children's 
books, music scores, mysteries, 
art, architecture, first editions, 
signed books and much more ! 
Hardbacks will be priced at 
$2, and paperbacks will be 50 
cents. Better Books are priced 
individually. 



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Donations of books will be ac- 
cepted until October 10. You 
can drop your books off at: 
Star Motor Cars at 7000 Katy 
Road 

• Monday - Friday, between 
9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. 

• Call 713-868-6800 if you 
need directions. 

• Please pack books in boxes 
rather than paper bags. If 
bags must be used, please 
double-bag. 

Paid parking is available at 
several locations: 

Central Campus Lot (un- 
derground at the Jones Gradu- 
ate School) 

Stadium 

North Lot at Entrance 13 
off of Rice Boulevard 

You must use a credit card 
to access these lots. 

Free parking is available 
west of the stadium. 

Customers will be able to 
drive up to the west end of the 
Student Center and pick up 
books they have purchased. 

For more information, please 
contact the Friends of Fon- 
dren office at 713-348-5157 or 
fofl@rice.edu. 



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Friends Honor 2002 Rice Authors 

By Charles D. Maynard, Jr. 



The Friends of Fon- 
dren hosts an annual pre- 
sentation and reception to 
honor faculty, staff, alum- 
ni and Friends of Fondren 
who have published or 
edited books or journals, 
exhibited works of art in 
a one-person show, or 
composed musical works 
during the preceding year. 
In the friendly confines 
of the Kyle Morrow Room at Fon- 
dren Library at its most recent 
such gathering in February, the 
Friends recognized those hon- 
orees in attendance and enjoyed 
presentations by three authors. 

Earl Black (Ph.D., Harvard 
University), the Herbert S. Au- 
trey Professor of Political Science 
at Rice University, commented 
on his work, The Rise of Southern 
Republicans, published by Har- 
vard Press, which he researched 
and co-authored with his twin 
brother, Merle Black (who, coinci- 
dentally, was hired at Emory Uni- 
versity by our own David Minter, 
long-time Professor of English, 
Interim Librarian and former 
Rice University Provost) . The 
Black brothers grew up in north- 
east Texas, witnessing first hand 
and chronicling the remarkable 
transformation of the southern 
electorate over the last 50 years 
from one that voted solidly Demo- 
cratic to one that now reflects the 
entire political spectrum. In 1950, 
of 105 U.S. Representatives from 
the 11 southern states stretching 
from Virginia to Texas, 103 were 
Democrats, as were all southern 




Earl Black, Alan Grob, Edward Whalen, Charles Maynard 



Senators. This entrenched pat- 
tern of voting all but ensured a 
permanent Democratic majority 
in the Congresses. By the year 
2000, the size of the Congressio- 
nal delegation had grown to com- 
prise nearly 30% of all members 
of the U.S. House of Representa- 
tives, but the composition of the 
combined delegations, totaling 
131, had changed radically to 76 
Republicans and 55 Democrats. A 
similar shift had occurred in the 
Senatorial delegations, where the 
Republicans hold a 13 to 9 major- 
ity. 

Given the present composi- 
tion of both houses of Congress, 
wherein the Republican party 
enjoys slim majorities, this trans- 
formation is directly responsible 
for the Republican ascendancy. 
Although they characterize the 
"growth of competitive two-party 
politics in the south [as the] big- 
gest story of modern American 
party politics," the authors are 
quick to stress that it has not giv- 
en rise to Republican dominance, 
but rather to an electorate divid- 
ed into three components: con- 
servative Republican adherents, 



liberal Democratic adher- 
ents, and an independent 
moderate middle, now the 
battle ground and swing 
vote for both parties. 

Dr. Black attributed 
the transformation in 
great part to the Reagan 
presidency, calling Mr. 
Reagan a "key figure" in 
that he "made the Re- 
publican party a comfort- 
able institution for conservative 
southerners," drawing conserva- 
tives from the Democratic to the 
Republican party, but in numbers 
sufficient only to make southern 
politics competitive rather than 
dominated by one party. The in- 
dependent, moderate middle is 
necessary for either party to win, 
party partisans not enough to do 
it alone for either major party. In 
his view, the outcome of the 2002 
presidential election is confirma- 
tion that is "hard to overstate the 
national impact" of this transfor- 
mation. 

Long-time Rice Professor of 
English, Alan Grob (Ph.D., Uni- 
versity of Wisconsin), discussed 
his recently published A Long- 
ing Like Despair: Arnold's Poetry of 
Pessimism. Consistent with the 
notion that Rice University is 
both a great teaching and a great 
research institution, Dr. Grob 
prefaced his remarks by saying 
that his "writing comes out of his 
teaching" and traced his inter- 
est in Arnold and his production 
of the book to the course of his 
career which necessitated his 
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upon his arrival at Rice although 
his major focus had been roman- 
tic literature that preceded it. In 
what he described as a "series of 
close readings of poems held to- 
gether by two central ideas," Dr. 
Grob sketched the philosophical 
context in which Arnold worked, 
acknowledging his own approach 
to poetry "in philosophical 
terms." 

He offered insights into 
Arnold's poetics, examining it 
against the backdrop of the philo- 
sophical pessimism espoused by 
Arthur Schoepenhauer, Arnold's 
contemporary, who, among 
other post-Kantian philosophers, 
searched for ultimate reality in 
the face of the breakdown of re- 
ligion. Whereas some romantics 
glorified nature as God, Scho- 
epenhauer spoke of a "blind striv- 
ing will antithetical to our desires 
and interests," an observation not 
inconsistent with the theories of 
Darwin that emerged at the same 
time, abandoning more tradition- 
al teleological views of reality. 

Drawing on his own readings 
of Freud, particularly his theory 
of anxiety, Dr. Grob suggested 
that Arnold's poetic insight was 
linked to his anxiety arising from 
the antithetical in human aspira- 
tion and experience. Citing his 
love poetry, which he described 
as "very unusual," generally either 
ending or beginning in loss, he 
discussed Arnold's series of Mar- 
guerite poems about Arnold's 
early love interest, whom he met 
in Switzerland prior to his mar- 
riage and whose real identity is 
unknown to this day. It is evi- 
dent to Dr. Grob from Arnold's 
poetry that Arnold viewed their 
relationship as one doomed by 
differences, social or otherwise, 



which made it impossible, recog- 
nizing frustration even in desire. 
In the poem from which the title 
of his book comes, Arnold likens 
mankind to islands in a com- 
mon sea, separate though able 
to appreciate, contemplate and 
desire connection but appalled 
by the alien sea surrounding 
and cutting them off from one 
another. He focuses on the need 
for connection, suggesting that it 
once existed, even if only by vir- 
tue of a common dilemma, when 
he says "Oh might our margins 
meet again," recalling the imag- 
ery of John Donne but drawing 
a decidedly different conclusion, 
our "longings soon as kindled 
cooled." Interestingly, Dr. Grob 
attributed none of this frustra- 
tion and anxiety to something so 
simple or superficial as Victorian 
propriety, finding much deeper 
meanings in Arnold's work. 

The concluding presentation 
was made by Dr. Edward Whalen 
(Ph.D., Princeton University), the 
retired CFO of the University of 
Houston and a member of the 
Friends of Fondren. He described 
his book, A Guided Tour of the 
United States Economy: Promises 
among the Perils, as a "retirement 
project" with the twofold aim 
of maintaining his sanity and 
forestalling senility, and then 
proceeded to present a fascinat- 
ing summary of his analyses of 
changes in the U.S. economy dur- 
ing the period coinciding with 
his working years, 1959 to 1999. 
Analyzing and explaining how 
national income statistics and 
the gross domestic product are 
calculated, he observed that dur- 
ing that same period there has 
been a twenty-fold increase in 
the latter from $500,000,000 to 



$20,000,000,000 annually which, 
adjusted for inflation, still results 
in four-fold growth in the GNP. 
Again both avoiding and illustrat- 
ing the dangers of drawing easy 
conclusions, he said that, even if 
one factors in the accompanying 
growth in population numbers, 
per capita production increased by 
two-and-a-half times during the 
same 40-year period. 

In conclusion, he happily sug- 
gested that there is "no reason 
why this pattern of growth and in- 
creasing prosperity might not con- 
tinue," asserting that the United 
States would remain a "remarkable 
engine of productivity" for years 
to come, welcome news as we ap- 
proach what many hope to be the 
end of bear market correction and 
the eve of another bull market. 

In responding to a question 
put to him at the conclusion of 
his remarks, he explained that, 
although national income statistics 
conceal what many perceive as 
increasing disparity in income lev- 
els, the number does not include 
transfer payments which directly 
impact the disparity and suggested 
that a "rising tide lifts all." 

Following their formal pre- 
sentations, each of the speakers 
responded to provocative and in- 
sightful questions from an appre- 
ciative audience before retiring to 
the reception that followed. 

Rice is indeed both a great 
teaching and research institution 
as evidenced by the scholarly out- 
put of its faculty funds and alumni 
showcased each year for the 
Friends of Fondren Library. The 
Friends will again honor Rice au- 
thors, artists and composers with 
a presentation and reception open 
to the entire Rice community in 
February 2004. 



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The 2003 honorees and their most recent works: 



Jeff Abbott 
Nomy Arpaly 
Yildiz Bayazitoglu 
Philip Bedient 
Earl Black 
John Boles 
Logan Browning 
Jane Chance 

Yoosoon Chang 

H. Tristram Engelhardt 

Jim Faubion 

Stephen Fox 
Ombretta Fran 
Jennifer M. George 
Ron Goldman 
Beatriz Gonzalez-Stephan 

Jean-Joseph Claude Gonx 

John Graves 

Alan Grob 

Keith Hamm 

Marian Hillar 

Robert Bradley Jackson 

Dean James 

Darra Keeton 

Ken Kennedy 

Marek Kimmel 

Stephen L. Klineberg 

JeffreyJ. Kripal 

Elizabeth Wittenmyer Lewis 

Randall McCabe 

K Krueger McDonald 

Thomas McEvilley 

Larry Mclntire 

Susan Keech Mcintosh 

Linda M. McNeil 

Helena Michie 

Atieno Odhiambo 

Joon Park 
Robert L. Patten 
John Polking 
M. Rafael Salaberry 



Blackjack Point 

Unprincipled Virtue: An Inquiry Into Moral Agency 

Proceedings of the ASME Heat Transfer Division 2002, vols. 1-7 

Hydrology and Flood-plain Analysis, 3rd ed. 

The Rise of Southern Republicans 

Ed., The Journal of Southern History 

Ed., SEL Studies in English Literature 1500-1900 

Tolkien the Medievalist 

Ed., Agnes Blannbekin, Viennese Beguine: Life and Revelations 
Time Series Analysis 

Bioethics and Moral Content: National Traditions of Health Care Morality 
The Shadows and Lights of Waco: Millennialism Today 

Ed., The Ethics of Kinship: Ethnographic Inquiries 
The Architecture of Phillip Johnson 
Taccuino di Harvard 

Understanding and Managing Organizational Behavior, 3rd ed. 
Pyramid Algorithms 
Fundaciones: Canon, Historia y cultura Nacional, La Historiografia literania 

del liberalismo hispanoamericano del siglo XIX 
The Enigma of Gift and Sacrifice 

The Earth Remains Forever: Generations at a Crossroads 
A Longing Like Despair 
Ed., Legislative Studies Quarterly 

Michael Servetus Intellectual Giant, Humanist, and Martyr 
The Earth Remains Forever: Generations at a Crossroads 
Posted to Death 

"Theory of Forgetting" Islip Art Museum, Sept. 25 -Nov. 17 
Optimizing Compilers for Modern Architectures 

Ed., The Sourcebook of Parallel Computing 
Branching Processes in Biology 

Houston's Economic and Demographic Transformation 
Crossing Boundaries: Essays on the Ethical Status of Mysticism 
Queen of the Confederacy: The Innocent Deceits of Lucy Holcombe Pickens 
"New Paintings" Joan Wich & Co. Gallery, April 6 - May 11 
Ed., SEL Studies in English Literature 1500-1900 
The Shape of Ancient Thought 
Ed., Annals of Biochemical Engineering 

Fouilles a sincu bara, un site de L Age de Fer dans la Moyenne Vallee du Senegal 
Ed., American Educational Research Journal 

Ed., Nineteenth- Century Geographies: The Transformation of Space from the 
Victorian Age to the American Century 

Ed., The Challenges of History and Leadership in Africa: the Essays ofBethwell 
Allan Ogot 
Time Series Analysis 

Ed., SEL Studies in English Literature 1500-1900 
Differential Equations with Boundary Value Problems 
Ed., The L2 Acquisition of Tense- aspect Morphology 



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David W. Scott 
Masayoshi Shibatani 
Robin C. Sickles 
Dariusz Skorczewski 
Pol D. Spanos 

Ewa M. Thompson 



James Thompson 
Mason B. Tomson 
Linda Torczon 
Maarten van Delden 
Anestis Veletsos 
C.H. Ward 
Edward L.Whalen 
Michael Wolf 



Patricia Wynn 
Edith Wyschogrod 



Ed., Journal of Computational and Graphical Statistics 

Ed., The Grammar of Causation and Interpersonal Manipulation 

Unlocking the Assets: Energy and the Future of Central Asia and Caucasus 

Spory o kyrtyke literacka 10 Dwudziestoleciu miedzywojennym 

Ed., International Journal of Non-Linear Mechanics 

Ed., Journal of Probabilistic Engineering Mechanics 

Witold Gombroivicz, 2 nd ed. 

Ed., Sarmatian Revieiu: A Tri- Quarterly Journal on Central and Eastern 

Europe 
Models for Investors in Real World Markets 
Focus Area 3, Contaminant- Soil Interaction 
Sourcebook of Parallel Computing 

El laberinto de la solidaridad: Cultura y politico en Mexico (1910-2000) 
Mitigating the Earthquake Hazard 
Ed., Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry 

A Guided, Tour of the United States Economy: Promises among the Perils 
Ed., Journal of Geometric Analysis 
Ed., Walther Rudin Book Series 
Ed., Bulletin of the American Mathematical Society 
The Spider's Touch 
Enigma of Gift and Sacrifice 



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FOFL Announces 2003 Guest Lecturer 



The Friends are pleased to 
announce that the 2003 Distin- 
guished Guest Lecturer will be 
Alex Jones who is Lecturer in 
Public Policy and Director of the 
Joan Shorenstein Center on the 
Press, Politics and Public Policy. 
He covered the press for The New 
York Times from 1983-1992 and 
was awarded the Pulitzer Prize 
in 1987 for his articles on the 
collapse of the Bingham family's 
newspaper empire. In 1991, he 
co-authored (with his wife and 
fellow journalist Susan E. Tifft) 
The Patriarch: The Rise and Fall 
of the Bingham Dynasty. In 1992, 
he left the Times to work on The 
Trust: The Private and Powerful 
Family Behind the New York Times 
(also co -authored with Tifft in 
1999), which was a finalist for 
the National Book Critics Circle 
award. 

From 1993-1997 Jones was 
host of National Public Radio's 
"On The Media." He is currently 
the host and Executive Editor 
of PBS's "Media Matters." In 
1998, Jones and Tifft were jointly 
named Eugene C. Patterson Pro- 
fessor of the Practice of Journal- 
ism at Duke University. Jones has 
served three times as a juror for 
the Pulitzer Prize competition. 
In 1981-82 he was Nieman Fellow 
at Harvard. He is on the advisory 
boards of the Columbia Journalism 
Review, the International Center 
for Journalists, the Committee of 
Concerned Journalists, and the 
Center for Strategic International 




Studies. He is a graduate of 
Washington and Lee University. 

The lecture will be held at 
5:00 p.m. on Sunday, October 
19, 2003, at the Shell Audito- 
rium, Jones Graduate School of 
Management. The Patriarch and 
The Trust will be available for 
purchase and Mr. Jones will be 
available to sign them during the 
reception following the lecture. 

Comments on The Trust 



"With unconditional access 
to Times archives, Tifft and Jones 
have erected what promises to be 
a lasting history of the titanic me- 
dia clan, deftly mixing personal 
stories of the German-Jewish fam- 
ily in moments of official glory 
and tawdry embarrassment, with 
the definitively public sagas of the 
paper itself." — Publishers Weekly 



"In seamless authoritative 
prose, with rich, uncluttered de- 
tail, precise characterizations and 
a solid sense of historical context 
and social dynamics, the authors 
relate how four generations of 
Ochses and Sulzbergers built the 
Times." — The New York Times 

"Never has the good gray 
Times seemed so colorful— and 
human." — Dallas Morning News 

Comments on The Patriarch 

"The Patriarch should stand 
up as the definitive text on the 
matter. ... A compelling yarn." — 
The Boston Globe 

"The story of the Binghams' 
disintegration has been told re- 
peatedly over the last few years, 
but now comes what will no doubt 
be the last word — The. Patriarch, 
an uncommonly well researched 
and elegantly written book." — The 
Washington Post 

"Through prodigious re- 
search, Tifft and Jones have 
written the best kind of family 
history — one so packed with ar- 
chival fact and telling anecdotes 
that a reader can be excused 
for believing at times he or she 
understands the Binghams far 
better than they seem to have 
understood themselves." — The Los 
Angeles Times 



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Raymond and Susan Brochstein Honored at 
Friends of Fondren Gala 



On Saturday, April 26, 2003, the Friends of 
Fondren Library again hosted "Fondren Sat- 
urday Night," its twenty-third in a series of fes- 
tive evenings to raise funds for the library. The 
Friends were delighted to honor Raymond and 
Susan Brochstein. 

Lucas and Vicky Elliot, gala co-chairs, were 
assisted by committee members Texas Anderson, 
Iris Ballew, Elizabeth Gillis, Margaret Jordan, 
Harriet Latimer, Shirley Redwine, Cathryn Rodd 
Selman, Karen Rogers, Lee Seureau, and Mary 
Ellen Wilson. This group contributed countless 
hours in planning, obtaining auction items, dec- 
orating and undecorating. 







Susan and Raymond Brochstein 




Lucas and Vicky Elliot 



Steven and Deborah Brochstein Hecht 




Bob Clarke, Linda Anderson, Puddin Clarke, Kent Ander- 
son 



In keeping with the recent tradition of a new 
gala venue every year, the committee chose The 
Warwick for the 2003 event. Guests began arriv- 
ing at 7:00 p.m. to discover a plethora of silent 
auction items: Rice sports memorabilia, dinners 
at fine restaurants, framed art, tickets to cultural 
events, books, decorative items, and much more. 
Guests entering the ballroom for dinner were 
delighted by owl centerpieces surrounded by can- 
dles — the inspiration of Vicky Elliot and donated 
by her mother, Tassie Nicandros. 



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Karen Hess Rogers, president of the Friends 
of Fondren, introduced Raymond and Susan 
Brochstein and described their contributions to 
Rice: 

Raymond Brochstein received his B.A. in ar- 
chitecture from Rice in 1955, followed by a B.S. 
in the same field in 1956. He is now president of 
Brochsteins, Inc., a manufacturer of custom-de- 
signed commercial furniture and architectural 
woodwork. As a Rice alumnus, Raymond has 
served as class chair and as a member of the 
Rice University Fund Council. He also served as 
chairman of Rice's Architectural Advisory Coun- 
cil and is the 1996 recipient of the Design for 
Excellence award from the Rice Design Alliance. 
Susan grew up in Clarksdale, Mississippi, and 
graduated from Sophie Newcomb College where 



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she studied literature. She has worked with the 
Women's Institute for many years, while also sup- 
porting the couple's efforts at Rice and attending 
to their two now-grown children, Benjamin and 
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Mr. Brochstein served on the Rice University 
Board of Trustees from July 1, 1998 until June 
30, 2002. He served on the Academic Affairs 
Committee, Buildings and Grounds Committee 
and University Advancement Committee (now 
called the Resource Development & Public Af- 
fairs Committee.) He continues to serve on the 
Buildings and Grounds Committee at the re- 
quest of Mr. Barnett. He also continues to serve 
as chairman of the Campus Art Subcommittee 
and the Design Subcommittee, which are sub- 
committees of Buildings and Grounds. 



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The Brochsteins are Rice Associates and are 
members of the William Marsh Rice and 1891 
Charter Societies. Raymond and Susan have hon- 
ored Rice University with a very generous gift of 
approximately 30 acres of land on South Main 
Street on which to build the new Library Service 
Center. The Brochstein's gift provides the site for 
a new facility making possible safe, convenient 
off-campus book shelving, while affording the 
opportunity to redesign Fondren to meet the 
current and future needs of the Rice community. 

The site is only 5.1 miles south of the main 
Rice campus. Planning for the Library Service 
Center was incorporated into the larger process 
of developing a master plan for this "south cam- 
pus." Future Rice "residents" of the south cam- 
pus — when identified — will have the benefit of 
this initial overall site planning as they develop 
their own buildings on the new campus. 



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Mary Catherine and Bill Miller 




John Boles, Jeannette and King Walters 



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Adele Pieper, Harriet and Truett Latimer 



Maria Rao, Jill Foote and Adiel Eshkenazi, Paid Rao 





Virginia Rorschach and Andy Todd 



Karen Rogers and Lucas Elliot 





Patten, Julie and Logan Browning, Jean Nolde Torie Riffle, Dana Jackson, Vicky Elliot, Tassie Nicandros 



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The Friends ofFondren would like to thank the following 
for their generous contributions: 



Underwriters 



nirinnnnirTioir 



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Fondren Circle 

Anne and Charles Duncan 
Burt and Deedee McMurtry 



Benefactors 

J. A. Elkins, Jr. 

Lee and Joseph D. Jamail Foundation 
The President's Office - Rice University 
Mr. and Mrs. Wallace Wilson 



Sponsors 



Baker Botts, L.L.P. 
Mr. and Mrs. Glenn E. Seureau 
Michael Lynch and Susan Baker 
Elizabeth and Albert Kidd & Charles 
D. Maynard,Jr. 



Patrons 

Joan and Stanford Alexander 

D. Kent and Linda C. Anderson Foun- 
dation 

Robins Brice and Leslie Davidson & 
Debbie and Frank Jones 

Katherine Tsanoff Brown 

Katherine B. Dobelman 

Mr. and Mrs. Lucas T. Elliot 

Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP 

Greenwood King Properties 

Julie and James Hamrick 

Diana and Bill Hobby 

Mr. and Mrs. John Joiner & Mr. and 
Mrs. Truett Latimer 



Margaret J. Jordan & Cathryn Rodd 

and Doug Selman 
Dr. and Mrs. F.R. Lummis 
Dr. and Mrs. John L. Margrave 
Robert and Katherine Maxfield 
Mr. and Mrs. Wm. James Miller 
Mrs. George R. Miner, Jr. 
Kay and Bill Neuhaus 
Bill and Shirley Redwine 
Anne and John Ribble 
Karen and Arthur Rogers 
J. Gordon and Janet Spencer 
Phoebe and Bobby Tudor 



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Special Friends 

George D. Blocher 

Mr. and Mrs. David A. Bristol 

Anne and Albert Chao 

Mr. and Mrs. James H. Elder, Jr. 

Mr. and Mrs. Melbern G. Glasscock 

Mrs. Paul N. Howell 

Steve and Sheila Miller 

S.I. and Susie Morris 

Ralph S. O'Connor 



Charles and Mary Pack 
William Pannill 
Mr. and Mrs. Hershel Rich 
The Virginia and L.E. Simmons 

Foundation 
Linda and Dick Sylvan 
Mr. and Mrs. Charles B. Wheeler 
Thomas L. Wilson 
Dick and Mary Ellen Wilson 




Special Thanks To 

Elizabeth Baber 
Debra Bailey 
Leslie Brewster 
Debra Cosby 
Jan Domenico 

President Malcolm Gillis and Elizabeth 
Gillis 



Chuck Henry 
Bobby May 
Tassie Nicandros 
John E. Wolf, Jr., M.D. 



Auction Donors 




The Alley Theatre 

American Shooting Centers/ Bill Ba- 
con 
Texas Anderson 
The Antiquarium 
benjy's in the Village 
Brazos Bookstore 
Anne and Peter Brown 
Central Market 
Da Camera 
Dean Currie 
The Daily Review Cafe 
Detering Book Gallery 
Edwards Theatres 
El Tiempo Cantina 
Stephen Fox 
Kyle Frazier 
Preston Frazier 
Harry Gee 

Malcolm and Elizabeth Gillis 
Goode Co. Restaurants 
Haney & Whipple Portraits 
June Holly and Wm. T. Harrison, M.D. 
Harriet Hart 



Dr. Edward F. Heyne 

and Frances Heyne 
Elsa and Roy Horlock 
Houston Ballet 
The Houston Club 
Houston Grand Opera 
Houston Symphony 
Houston Texans 
Karen and John Huff/ 

Oceaneering International 
JD Designs... jan domenico 
Frank Jones 
Barbara Kile 
Koelsch Gallery 
La Colombe d'Or 
Lagniappe Photography by Leigh - 

Leigh 
Dr. Neal Lane 
Rebecca Lankford 
Laredo Hunt Club 
RolfLaub 
Laurier Cafe 

Lone Star Flight Museum 
Magic Island 



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Auction Donors Continued 

Main Street Theater 

Mark Anthony Florists/Mark Ruisinger 

Mark's 

Kaye Marvins Photography 

Bobby May 

Mr. and Mrs. Wm. James Miller 

Mockingbird Bistro 

Mary Morton 

Museum of Fine Arts Houston 

Emily Ballew Neff 

Ouisie's Table 

Out of the Box 

Robert L. Patten, Ph.D. 

Richard Payne 

PICNIC 

The Raven Grill 

Redwood Grill 

Rice University 
Cohen House 
Department of Athletics 
School of Continuing Studies 
The Shepherd School of Music 

Karen H. Rogers 

Saint Arnold Brewing Co. 



Saks Fifth Avenue 

Salon E 

Star Motor Cars/ 

Mr. and Mrs. Glenn E. Seureau 
Salman R. Shah/ 

Accessories International, Inc. 
Frank and Millicent Shelden 
Michelle Shedd 
The Silver Shop 
Pamela Riley Smith 
Surroundings 
The State Grill 
Tanglewood Corporation 
Gabriel Tran Photography 
Urban Retreat 
Uptown Houston 
Vanity Salon 
Bart Truxillo 
The Warwick 
Joe Welsh 

Whole Foods Markets 
Mary Ellen and Dick Wilson 
The Zoological Society of 
Houston 




Elizabeth Kidd, Iris Ballew, Mary Lynn Burrus, Nancy Boles 




Analisa and Kyle Frazier 



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Treasures In The Attic 



PartV 

The Imperial Edicts 
By Alan Harris Bath 



The treasures in all our attics all have stories 
- "Early Matrimonial" furniture, children's toys, 
teenager's trophies - but few can match in history 
and adventure the tale of the imperial edicts to be 
found in the vault of the Woodson Research Cen- 
ter, Fondren Library. 

At the end of the nineteenth century and 
again a few years later, Emperor Franz-Joseph of 
Austria-Hungary bestowed edicts, statements of 
nobility, on Karoly Kuffner, a wealthy Hungarian 
landowner, brewer and cattle raiser. It is said that 
Baron de Kuffner - as he and his heirs were now to 
be known - received the honor as reward for the 
quality of beef provided to the imperial table. Ex- 
perts have described the edicts as rare documents, 
hand-lettered on vellum and "bound in tooled 
leather, lavishly embellished with the Hapsburg 
crest, in enamels and gold, banded in chased gold, 
set with topaz, pearl, ruby, and turquoise stones." 




The leather bound edict, measuring 15 1/2" x 12", with the 
seal and wooden case 

Upon his father's death the title and the edicts 
passed to his son, Baron Raoul de Kuffner, as did 
one of the largest landholdings in the Austro-Hun- 
garian Empire. In Paris, sometime around 1928, 



the Baron met Tamara de Lempicka, a painter, 
whose fame was then growing, both as an artist 
and as a leading member of the Parisian avant- 
garde. The baron was soon fascinated by both 




Tamara de Lempicka in the 1930s. Photo: Cecil Beaton 



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the artist and her work. He 
became an avid collector of 
her paintings and, in 1934, 
collected the artist in mar- 
riage, following her divorce 
and the death of his first 
wife. 

Tamara de Lempicka 
was born in Moscow of a 
Polish mother and Russian 
father and raised in St. 
Petersburg. She married Ta- 
deusz de Lempicki shortly 
before the Russian revolu- 
tion. Both joined the flight 
of Russian refugees to Paris, 
arriving in 1918 with little 
prospects and less money. 
Tamara entered art school 
and by 1920 was beginning 
to sell her portraits, done 
in a style that would come 
to be known as "Art Deco." 
Her fame and notoriety 
reached their zenith in the 
1920s and early 1930s. 

Early on Baroness de 
Kuffner recognized the 

threat of Hitler's Germany and convinced her 
husband to start quietly moving the wealth of his 
Hungarian estates to safer grounds - first to Swit- 
zerland and then, bit by bit, to the United States. 
In this secret transfer were numerous art objects, 
china, books, and antiques, including the imperial 
edicts. 

The de Kuffners left Europe and settled in 
New York, after a brief fling in California where 
Tamara was touted as "Hollywood's favorite art- 
ist." The Baron died in 1962 and shortly thereafter 
Tamara moved to Houston to be near her grand- 
children and daughter, Kizette, who was married 
to Harold Foxhall, chief geologist for Dow Chemi- 
cal. The edicts came with her. In 1966 Tamara de 
Kuffner donated the two edicts to Rice University. 
They remained in the vault of the Treasurer's of- 
fice until 1972 when they were transferred to the 




Portrait of a Man 
(Incomplete) (Portrait 
of Tadeusz de 
Lempicki), 1928 



Woodson rare book holdings. 
The Baroness later moved to 
Cuernavaca, Mexico, where she 
died in 1980. 

Why Rice? Perhaps no 
more reason than a wish, born 
of propinquity, to enrich the 
university's cultural holdings. 
When she first came to Houston 
the Baroness occupied a suite at 
the Warwick. Later she moved 
to the Regency House on Wes- 
theimer, still close enough to 
the campus and its people and 
activities to stimulate her inter- 
est. 

Tamara de Kuffner made 
other gifts to Rice - rare books, 
furniture, china, and silver 
from her husband's estates. 
These remain in various loca- 
tions around the campus. But 
that's another story. 




Autoportrait (Tamara in the Green Bugatti), 1925 



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Bookmark 



What is the Fondren Library 



staff reading? 



The Flyleaf editors recently 
queried the staff at Fondren 
about current or recent "good 
reads." Below are the intriguing 
results, and you'll be pleased to 
know that most of these books are 
in the Fondren collection. Happy 
reading! 



Elizabeth Baber, Head, Database 
Management 

Ray, Jeanne. Eat Cake 
Ruth is a middle-aged housewife 
whose fantasy life consists of 
dreaming up exotic cakes. With 
a loving husband, a teen-aged 
daughter who seldom speaks to 
her, and a divorced mother afraid 
to live alone after her house was 
robbed, her home is full. But 
then her husband loses his job, 
and her father breaks both arms. 
Although her parents hate each 
other, Ruth has no choice but to 
take in her helpless father. When 
money problems begin to loom, 
Ruth's delectable cakes offer a 
possible solution. Told in a light 
and whimsical fashion, this is a 
delightful tale with a satisfying 
ending. 



Kim Williams, Library Receiving Clerk, 
Acquisitions 

The book Fve just finished read- 
ing is Harry Potter and the Order of 
the Phoenix by J. K. Rowling. It's 
been a long wait for me because 
I read the fourth book (Goblet of 
Fire) about 3 years ago. With Ms. 
Rowling taking her time in writ- 
ing this book instead of worry- 
ing about deadlines, the quality 
of her writing has made this my 
favorite of all the Harry Potter 
books. I won't tell what the book 
is about because the reviews have 
told a bit of it already, and I don't 
want to ruin it for the people who 
haven't read it yet. 



Brent Auerbach, Circulation Assistant 

Woodward, Bob and Scott Arm- 
strong. The Brethren: Inside the Su- 
preme Court 

The Brethren is a historical, non- 
fiction account of our nation's 
Supreme Court. Intensively re- 
searched and written in 1979, the 
book details Court proceedings 
from 1969-1975 (the first years of 
the Burger Court) . What is most 
fascinating about the book is the 
candid look it gives the reader of 
the Justices: the personalities, the 
bickering, the power plays, and 
the political agendas. For anyone 
interested in learning more about 
civil rights, the seventies, the gov- 
ernment, and how some of the 
country's greatest minds think (or 
often, don't think), I recommend 
this book. 



Shirley Wetzel, Cataloging Librarian 

Charles H. Harris and Louis R. 
Sadler. The Archaeologist was a Spy: 
Sylvaniis G. Morley and the Office of 
Naval Intelligence 

As a graduate student in anthro- 
pology, I was taught the credo of 
the American Anthropological 
Association: "Do no damage— ei- 
ther to those whom we study or to 
the reputation of our professional 
community ... Do not deceive..." 
Whenever I heard accusations 
that anthropological field workers 
were really government agents, 
I scoffed at the idea. Scientists 
would never do such a thing! 
This fascinating book proved 
me wrong. During World War I, 
Sylvanus Morley, a prominent Ma- 
yanist, was recruited by the Naval 
Intelligence Office to gather 
intelligence in Central America 
on German activities. He was 
not only a spy, the authors state 
that he "was arguably the finest 
American spy of World War I." 
Several of his colleagues were also 
involved in clandestine activities, 
with more or less success: J. Alden 
Mason said of his experience that 
he was "the worst spy in the world. 
I spilled the beans and broke 
[our] cover." This book is both 
enlightening and entertaining. 




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Mary Ann Clark, User Services 
Associate, Reference 

Shlain, Leonard. The Alphabet ver- 
sus the Goddess: The Conflict Between 
Word, and Image. Shlain's basic 
premise is that writing has the 
pernicious effect of fostering a pa- 
triarchal outlook such that post- 
literate societies diminish femi- 
nine values and women's power in 
the culture. At 432 pages this is a 
wide-ranging book that begins 
with our hunter/gatherer ances- 
tors and explores the develop- 
ment of western society into the 
21st century with short excursions 
into Asian and Muslim cultures. 
I'm only about halfway into this 
work but find it both intriguing 
and distressing. My two major 
complaints are his tendency to 
assume causality where it may or 
may not exist and his disregard 
for non-Eurasian cultures. 



Chuck Henry, Vice President and CIO 

This month I'm reading three 
books that may seem discon- 
nected in theme and approach 
but are actually complementary: 

Prehistoric Art: the Symbolic Journey 
of Humankind by Randall White; 
Enough: Staying Human in an Engi- 
neered Age by Bill McKibbin; and 
Beyond Belief: The Secret Gospel of 
Thomas (Elaine Pagels). 



Helen Gibbs, Records Specialist, 
Database Management 

I'm reading Miracle Life of Edgar 
Mint by Brady Udall. It is the story 
of an orphan Indian boy. The 
book begins with his surviving a 
United States postal jeep being 
driven over his head. I am enjoy- 
ing reading this book despite the 
fact that very few good things 
happen to this child. 



Alexis Latner, User Services Associate, 
Circulation 

I'm re-reading Dorothy Sayers' 
Gaudy Night. Her writing is amaz- 
ing! The opening scenes are 
lush and leisurely - the Oxford 
setting is idyllic and academic 
- but there's a fugue of dark, 
tense notes arising from Harriet 
Vane's checkered history and 
the fact that this is the first time 
she's returned to her alma mater. 
The effect on the reader is rivet- 
ing. (Harriet's name, and Harry 
Potter's, may owe something to 
etymology from the word "har- 
rowing"....) 



Debra Cosby, Office Assistant, 
Technical Services 

Every Breath You Take by Ann Rule 
is a story of obsession, revenge 
and murder. Sheila Blackthorne 
divorced her abusive husband and 
remarried. She and her new hus- 
band had quadruplets. Fearing 
her ex-husband, the family moved 
from Texas to Florida where she 
was brutally murdered with the 
toddlers in the room. Ann Rule 
never fails to write a page-turner 
and this was no exception. This 
book can be found in the new 
leisure reading collection on the 
first floor of Fondren. 




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Friends of Fondren 



October 1, 2002 - April 30, 2003 

We welcome the following new 
members: 

Benefactors 

D. K. Shah 

Patrons 

Dr. and Mrs. Baxter Montgomery 

Sponsors 

Wade Adams 

Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Neil 

Brumfield 
Scott A. and Therese Griffiths 
Joyce Pounds Hardy-McDonald 
David R.Jewell 
Joan B.Johnson 
Peggy Morrow 
Andrea Terrill 
Cai H. Yan 

Contributors 

Rev. Abraham Chacko and Susan 

Abraham 
Mr. and Mrs. James Douglas 

Akerson 
Mr. and Mrs. Karl L. Allen 
Roy Ames 

Dr. James Armstrong 
Dr. Donde Batten 
Dr. Hemant D. Tagare and 

Lisa R. Berlinger 
Mr. and Mrs. Aaron Bielish 
Deborah Bleakney 
Mr. and Mrs. Allen John Botha 
Mrs. Marie G. Brannon 
Robert Brown 

Mr. and Mrs. James J. Carazzone 
Carl A Chapman 



Hye-ree Chung 
Maria De Los Angeles Cinta 
Dr. Joseph A. Curiale 
Dr. Adriana S. Silva and 

Dr. Thomas R.Cuthbert 
Mr. and Mrs. Tom Dawson 
Mrs. Melissa Debowski 
Pierre and Laure Dessemontet 
Bryan and Deborah Domning 
Mike and Michol Ecklund 
Deanne Schlanger and 

Marc Edwards 
Abhijit Gadgil 
Diane Gill 
Ken Gurley 
Anders Hag 

Mr. and Mrs. Kirk S. Hansen 
Marian Livingston and Dale W. 

Harrison 
Mrs. Elizabeth Hawkins 
Carol Cody and Charles Henry 

Herder 
Mr. and Mrs. H. C. Herrington 
Dr. Israel Kang and 

Zhiying Huang 
Robert W. and Tricia Hurley 
Mariana A. Ioneva 
Michael Jackson 
Paul K.Johnson 
Dr. and Mrs. Thomas Kent 
Mr. and Mrs. Matt Khourie 
Stephen Lee 

Zheng Chang and Deren Li 
Mr. and Mrs. Feng Li 
Mr and Mrs. Jon K. Loessin 
Sharon Lorenzo 
Gabriela Anchundia and 

Debbie Mabery 
Mr. and Mrs. Carl Mann 
Elena Marks 
Houston Martin 
Shawn Maynard 
Roxana Mehrabadi 



Mr. and Mrs. Joel Meier 

Donall Myers 

Willis Noh 

Yvonne A. Onak 

Mr. and Mrs. Gerd W Pauli 

Mr. Amal C. Phadke 

Dr. Carole Plumb 

Joe Quoyeser 

Dr. and Mrs. Khalid Rasheed 

Mr. and Mrs. Randol W. Read 

Dr. Celia Reily Rocha 

Mr. and Mrs. Michael A. Rosen 

Autry W. Ross 

Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Ross 

Velma Sanford 

Mr. and Mrs. Mark A. 

Schusterman 
Austin Bruce Slack 
Ron H. and Gregoria Smith 
Dr. Robert C. Southwick 
Rochelle Stein 
Ronald Stinebaugh 
Fnu Sukar 
Paul Tan 
Chris Taylor 

Mr. and Mrs. Teuro Telaranta 
Helen S. L. Terry 
Dr. Ed Biegert and Cathleen 

Trechter 
William Trout 

Mr. and Mrs. Norman Tseng 
Mr. and Mrs. Wim Walk 
John E. Walsh 
Mr. and Mrs. Bron W. Ward 
Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey G. White 
Dr. Judy Levison and Dr. Simon 

Whitney 
Mrs. Joanne S. Wilson 
Luiza C. Maal and 

Mark T. Womack 
Leonie Karkoviata and 

Ted Zacharakis 
Kevin Zanca 



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Recent Alumni 

Aarati Agrawal 
Hector M. Alviar 
Vasileios Balabanos 
Olga Starostina and Charles 

Bornstein 
Joan K. Bosworth 
James G. B. Dallal 
Aaron S. Engel 
Renato Fabbro 
Mr. and Mrs. Heba Fotouh 
Ann W. Frohbieter 
Susan Hanssen 
Elizabeth Hsieh 
Allison Jewett 

Mr. and Mrs. Fred Kopnicky 
Malgorzata Leska 
Annie Rong-tzu Lin 
Dongxiao Liu 
Abelardo Mendez 
Joseph B. Miller 
Tarun Mital 
Dr. John Nelson 
Lynn Pao 

Christopher Paxton 
Andrew Phillips 
Arjun V. Reddy 

Dr. and Mrs. Stephen Richards 
Dana Rowan 
Michael Schwartz 
Karim Sulayman 
Dr. Michelle Taylor 
Alexis Tucay 
Garrett Washington 
Adam Yannopoulos 
Michael Zuraw 



Malcolm T. and Lisa C. Donnell 

Art and Tamea Dula 

Lew Eatherton 

Austen H. and Anne Furse 

Mr. and Mrs. Salman Shah Gilani 

Tomislav Gracanin and Veda 

Hackwell 
Mrs. Mitsu Kobayashi Iwata 
Roseland Klein 
Eric Lawlor 
Martine Lepaulle 
Greg LeRoy 

Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Lott 
Charles A. Perlitz, III 
Mr. and Mrs. Michael Prats 
Dr. and Mrs. J. D. Ragan, Jr. 
Carla Saulter 

Mr. and Mrs. Craig Smyser 
Ralph Ragsdale and Lillian 

Steinhauser-Ragsdale 
Mr. and Mrs. Michael S. Sullivan 
William V. Ward 
Dr. Linda M. Fahr and Dr. James 

D. Watson 
John Wawrose 

Richard and Margaret Weekley 
Edward and Joan Whalen 



In addition, the following have 
upgraded their memberships in 
the Friends: 

Bruce R. Baker 

Mr. and Mrs. O. C. Bartholomew 
Mr. and Mrs. George C. Blytas 
Dr. and Mrs. William K. Brown 
Dr. K. D. Charalampous 
Dr. and Mrs. David Dankworth 
William Howze andjeannette 
Dixon 



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Gifts to Fondren Library 



October i, 2002 - Apni jo, 2003 Endowed Gifts in Memory of/ Gifts in Honor of/ 



In-kind Gifts 

The Cornell University Library 

Thomas J. Braga 

Vikram Chandrasekhar 

George Cochrum 

Nancy Hart Glanville 

Ruth Marsh 

James Mitchell 

Charles R. Tapley 

Dr. C. H. Ward 

Endowed Gifts/ 

given by 

Alice C. Dean Endowment Fund 

Dr. Ed L. Summers 

Roderick M.Jones Architectural 
Endowment Fund 

Marie F.Jones 

Owen Wister Literary Society 
Alumnae Endowed Library Fund 

Mary Ellen and Dick Wilson 
on their 50th wedding anniver- 
sary 
Elsie and Pat Moore 



given by 

Col. Vincent (Vince) Albers Jr. 
Mary Ellen and Dick Wilson 

Robert Forbes 

Mary Ellen and Dick Wilson 

Rudolph F. Weichert Jr. 
Mary Chandler Kinzbach, 
Mary Ellen and Dick Wilson, 



given by 

Nancy Boothe 
Jo Betsy Szebehely 

Kristi Shipnes Cassin and Earle 

Plain Martin, Jr. 
on the occasion of their marriage 
Mr. and Mrs. J. Thomas Eubank 

Rosemary Cox 



and Harriett and Deiuitt Morrow Eric and Anna Steinert 



Money Gifts 

Dr. and Mrs. James J. Butler 
Margaret Dale Culbertson 
The Juliets 

Dr. and Mrs. Dieter H. Ender 
The Eleanor and Frank Freed 

Foundation 
Mrs. Mitsu Kobayashi Iwata 
Jiun-Huei C. Kuo 
Sara Lowman 
Kathleen Much 
Claire Dwyer Nelson 
Oscar M. Palmer, Jr. 

Money Gifts for/ 

given by 

The Electronic Resources Center 

Helen and Jeremy Davis 
Helen B. Davis 

The Shapiro Library Staff 

Innovation Award 
Russell C. Barnes 



Leslie Davidson and Robins Brice 
on the occasion of their marriage 
Dr. Robert L. Patten and Mr. Seth 

Jenks 
Karen and Arthur Rogers 

Nancy and Tom Eubank 
Mr. and Mrs. Dan Searight 

Mr. and Mrs. Frans Gillebaard 
on their 40th wedding 

anniversary 
Texas Anderson 

Dr. Mary A. Giunta 

on the occasion of her retirement 

Lynda Crist 

Mary S. Dix 

Neal and Terri Groff 

on the occasion of their marriage 

Mr. and Mrs. J. Thomas Eubank 

Carl E. Isgren 

on his birthday 

Mr. and Mrs. John E. Joiner, AIA 



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Bridget and Al Jensen 


B. B. Boles 


James A. Colquitt 


on their 50th wedding 


Kate S. Kirkland 


Mr. and Mrs. James W. Woodruff 


anniversary 


Dr. Karen Kossie-Chernyshev 




Elsie and Pat Moore 




Thomas Dwight Creekmore, 




Charles G. Bowes Jr. 


D.D.S. 


Stewart Morris, Sr. 


Leslie M. Cannon 


Elsa and Roy Horlock 


Mr. and Mrs. James W. Woodruff 


Office of the Vice President for 






Investments and Treasurer - Rice 


Guy Raymond Crist Jr. 


Elzbieta Sklodowska 


University 


W B. and Lynda L. Crist 


on the occasion of her installa- 






tion as the Randolph Professor 


Betty Ann Brannon 


Thomas K. DeWitt, II 


in Arts and Sciences at Wash- 


Margaret E. Biehl 


Mr. and Mrs. James W. Woodruff 


ington University, St. Lonis, 


Mrs. John T Cater 




Missouri 


Mrs. Dorsey B. Hardeman 


Carolyn Kirby Douglas Devine '52 


Jean and John C. Boehm 


Mrs. Ortrud L. Much 
RalphS. O'Connor 


Mr. and Mrs. J. Thomas Eubank 


Pamela R. Smith and David J. 


Elizabeth R. Stayto?i 


Jessica Dickinson 


Devine 


Don and Marge Trexler 


Evelyn Weymouth 


on the occasion of their marriage 


Lynn Dickey Wiseheart 




on May 3, 2003 




Margaret Millsap Dunlap 


Mr. and Mrs. John E. Joiner, AIA 


Mary Hester Trout Butler 


Mrs. Helen Worden 


Rita Wise 


Ralph S. O'Connor 


Helen Ann Dvorak 


Corinne Moore Waner 


Emory Carl 


Stella Sullivan 


on her 100th birthday 


Mrs. Helen Worden 




Mr. and Mrs. J. Thomas Eubank and 




James N. Erwin 


Family 


Angelo N. Castanza 
Susan Castanza 


Iris L. Ballew 


Mary Ellen and Dick Wilson 




Dr. Thomas Estle 


on their 50th wedding 


Lois Linn Cathcart 


Sally and Ray Bowen 


anniversary 


Ruth and Morris Broiunlee 


Carol and Zenaido Camacho 


Florence and Bob Laitin 




Dr. and Mrs. Paul S. Engel and 


Karen and Arthur Rogers 


John E. Clayton 


Family 




Mr. and Mrs. James W. Woodruff 


Bob and Suzanne Estle 


Gifts in Memory of/ 

given by 


Rosie Hilloman Cobb 


Dr. and Mrs. John L. Margrave 


Beverly Maurice 


Dr. George K. Evans 


Mr. and Mrs. J. S. Abercrombie 
The George A. Robinson IV 
Foundation 


Rita Moise Cobler 

Jose and Helen Hudspeth Flores 

Hank and Demaris Hudspeth 


Helen S. Worden 

Ruth Wilson Strawn and Lisa 
Strawn Foley 


Elizabeth Hill Baird 
Joan Baird Glover 


Dinnie and hi Mowery 
The Alvin and Lucy Owsley 
Foundation 


Mr. and Mrs. J. Thomas Eubank 


Martha Rice Beasley 

Florence A. Miller 


Jan Pasternak 

Mrs. Eliza Lovett Randall 

Mr. and Mrs. David M. Underwood 




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Robert Forbes 

Harriett and DeWitt Morrow 

Thomas Franklin Glass Jr. 
A. G.,Jr. and Beverly Arnold 
Associated Builders and Contractors 

of Greater Houston 
Iris L. Ballew 
Drs. Nancy L. Glass and John W. 

Belmont 
Dr. and Mrs. L. E. Chapman Jr. 
Robert L. Chappell, Jr., M.D. 
Steve and Hortense Dyer 
John Arnold and Joy F Glass 
Hugh and Annette Gragg 
Mr. and Mrs. Guillermo Guariguata 
Humphrey Company, Ltd. 
Mr. and Mrs. Carl E. Isgren 
Thomas E. Lightfootjr. and Family 
Wesley and Eloise Mabrito 
Mr. and Mrs. John H. Meyer, Jr. 
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas F. Scully, Jr. 
Karen and John Wad del I 
Carol and Marc Winograd 

Elva Gordon 

Mimi and Ferd Levy 

Mrs.. Patsy Gray 

The Faculty, Staff and Administra- 
tion of Rice University 

Corrine Elizabeth Grimes 
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James Bryan Grnbbs 

Mr. and Mrs. James W. Woodruff 

Maxine Wood Hagemann 
Karen Ostrnm George 

Gerhard Herzog 
Mary K. Callaway 

Mrs. Josephine Hokanson 
J. W Bennett and Family 



Josephine Aarts Hokanson 
Sally and Dick Luna 

Sherry S. Holmes 

Mr. and Mrs. James W. Woodruff 

Edward J. Hudson 
John B. Band, III 

Percy Isgitt 

Dean, Doris and Audry Fisher 

Allan K.James 

Mr. and Mrs. Joseph F Reilly,Jr. 

Margaret (Peg) Morrison John 
Mr. and Mrs. Franz R. Brotzen 

Helen Starkey Hagler Johnson 
Sally and Ray Bowen 

John D.Jones 

Mr. and Mrs. John E. Joiner, AIA 

Grace Griffith Jones 
Mrs. Helen Warden 

Dr. W. Travis Jones 
Evelyn Hicks Weymouth 

Travis Jones, D.D.S. 
Ann and Bert Link 

Jack Smyth Josey 
Beverly Maurice and 
Robert Maurice II 

David R. Keck '39 

John and Laura McCulley 

Frank G. Keightley 
Mrs. Lynette Bishop 
Frances and Franz Brotzen 
Mrs. Frank G. Keightley 

Nat Bozeman King 

Charles F. and Adair R. Sullivan 

Stella Sullivan 



George B. Kitchel, '31 and 

Marianne Adkins Kitchel, '30 
Mr. and Mrs. Jim. Kitchell 

Jenna Krivohlavek 
Carol and Zenaido Camacho 

Blanche Dolezal Lery 
Ruth and Morris Brownlee 

Charlotte Levy 
Ann and Bert Link 

Mattie Belle Catlett Litton 
David L. and Caroline S. Minter 

Marian Sinclair Lyttleton 

Annette and Hugh Gragg 

Christopher Albert Kaeppel, M.D. 
Robert K Blair, M.D. 

Linda Lathrop Martin 
Elsa and Roy Horlock 

Mary Elizabeth Horn Matthews 
Renee Block and Family 

Dr. William B. McKinnev 
Maybell and Virgil Harris 

Donald H. McLeland 
Mr. and Mrs. Gns Schill 
Pamela R. Smith 

Wallace Curry Mebane 
Ann Wise 

Isabel Mendoza 

Fondren Library Technical Services 

Salvatore "Sal" Militana 
James W. Ragsdale 

Alice Jan Flack Minatra '51 
Mr. and Mrs. J. Thomas Eubank 



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James Hoatson Moore '49 
Pat and Elsie Moore 

Eleanor F. Morgan 
Ellis Rudy 

The mother of Sandra Nabors 
Frances A. Webb 

Joseph Rice Neuhaus 
Ralph S. O'Connor 

Jim O'Brien 

Florence and Bob Lait 

Effie Parsons 
Faculty Women's Club - 
Rice University 

Donald Piller 79 
Dr. and Mrs. Paul S. Engel and 
Family 

Betty Reeves 

Mr. and Mrs. James W. Woodruff 

Corrinne Richard 
Ruth and Morris Brownlee 

Prof. J. R. Risser 

Calvin M. and Bernice L. Class 

Cecilia Barnetche De La Rosa 

Mr. and Mrs. James W. Woodruff 

Dr. Dana Ryan 

Dave and Kalhic McStmvick 



Gerald L. Shroff 

Mr. and Mrs. Edwin H. Dyer Jr. 

Catherine Anne Schnltz Siever 
Jan and J. Venn Leeds, Jr. 
Mattheiu and Tracy Novacich 
Inez and Gerard Saxton 
Raymond W Siever and Jan Smulcer 

Ilba Spencer 

Mr. and Mrs. James W Woodruff 

Evelyn Coffey Stockard 

Mr. and Mrs. James W Woodruff 

Ruth Wilson Strawn 

Jeanette and King Walters 

Charles H. Swartz '49 
W. T. Thagard, III 

Ellen Thorn 
Robert K. Blair, M.D. 

Ann Cain Tibbets 

Mrs. Helen Worden 

Mary Elizabeth Tisdale Weichert 
Morris and Ruth Brownlee 
Jessie Crowl Weichert 
Mary Chandler Kinzbach , Mary 

Ellen and Dick Wilson 

and Harriett and DeWitt Morrow 

Rudolph E and Mary Elizabeth 

Tisdale Weichert 
Dr. and Mrs. Francis Catlin 



Charlena Wilson Williams 
David and Caroline Minter 
Mary and Don Tobin 
Frances A. Webb 

Carmen Baumbach Womack '52 
Mr. and Mrs. J. Thomas Eubank 

Mary Frances Ellis Woodring 
Clara Penniman 

Mary E. and Alex Sherry 
Eleanor and Jim Sugarman 

Betty Wright 

Florence A. Miller 

Dolores Yawitz 

Mr. and Mrs. James W. Woodruff 



Charles Shafer 

Anne Sloan 

John Shanblum 
Linda and Herbert Lesser- 
Lynn and Armand Shapiro 



Rudolph F. Weichert Jr. 

Ruth and Morris Brownlee 
Mrs. Jessie C. Weichert 

Elbert Williams 
Lynda L. Crist 



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Membership 



Membership in the Friends of Fondren Library is open to any individual over 18 years of age who is not en- 
rolled in another educational institution. Membership contributions are as follows: 



Recent Alumni (1-5 years since graduation from Rice) 

Contributor 

Sponsor 

Patron $250 

Benefactor $500 

Library Fellow $1,000 

Members of the Friends receive The Flyleaf and invitations to special programs and events sponsored by the 
Friends. Members who are not already faculty or staff of the university receive library privileges. A maximum of 
four books may be checked out for a period of 28 days, and a photo ID is required. Members must be at least 18. 
Checks for membership contributions should be made out to the Friends of Fondren Library and mailed to Rice 
University, Friends of Fondren Library MS 245, P.O. Box 1892, Houston, Texas 77251-1892, along with your pre- 
ferred name and address listing and home and business phone numbers. Under Internal Revenue Service Guide- 
lines the estimated value of the benefits received is not substantial; therefore the full amount of your gift is a de- 
ductible contribution. 



Gifts and Memorials Program 



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Under Internal Revenue Service Guidelines the estimated value of the benefits received is not substantial; therefore the full amount of your gift is a 
deductible contribution. The average booh costs $50. All donations are greatly appreciated. 



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Looking Ahead 



Mark your calendars now for upcoming Friends ofFondren Library events. 

Sunday, October 19, 2003 

The Friends present Alex Jones as the 2003 Distinguished Guest Lecturer. The lecture will be 
held at 5:00 p.m. in the Shell Auditorium, Jones Graduate School. 

Friday, Saturday, Sunday, October 24-26, 2003 

The biennial book sale will be held in the Grand Hall, Rice Memorial Center. Details inside! 



Saturday, November 8, 2003 

Friends of Fondren Library and Rice Engineering Alumni will host their an- 
nual brunch and awards program at 9:30 a.m. in the Kyle Morrow Room, Fondren 
Library. 





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Friends of Fondren Library — MS 245 

P.O. Box 1892 

Houston, Texas 77251-1892 



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